Monday, September 29, 2008

Cornelius the Bear

Remember the pile of oatmeal colored squares in this photo in my last post?
Meet Cornelius, my first knitted bear
(He is named after my Grandfather Keefe)

He's only about 7 inches tall from head to toe

But he is a handsome fellow

He has thread and button joints, and is far from perfect.

But i like him just the way he is, and i am happy with the way he turned out for my first bear!
Onward and upward!

6 comments:

City Mouse said...

That is awfully cute! Well done! You may have inspired me to go find a bear pattern now.

Mare said...

Thank You CM!I got this pattern from a book i got at Border's Books, called The Knitted Teddy Bear by Sandra Polley. It is the Beginner's Bear pattern. There are about a dozen patterns in the book, all very nice, but still a little intimidating for me at this point. This simple pattern is all rectangles and squares, and easy enough to sew up. And i am experimenting with different kinds of yarn, different sized needles and color too.

teddybearswednesday said...

I think he is absolutely stunning Mare! Reallly I think he is so beautiful and to me he is perfect, he couldn't be better.

Mare said...

WOW Jess! That means a whole lot to me coming from you! I only hope someday i can make bears as good as you do. Thank you so much! I'll keep working on them...

The Juzzard said...

aww, so cute. I love the button details. The expression on the face is great too.

Mare said...

Hi There! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my bear! It's my first one so i welcome comments. I'm already working on the next one! Thanks again! I'm going to go visit your blog now....